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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in Sports

Colin McDermott of Central Catholic rushed for 373 yards against Northampton to break his own school record of 279 yards he set in his sophomore year against Clearfield. McDermott also joins the 4,000 yard rushing club with his 4,022 yards, good enough for 19th place all-time in the area. His 6 TDs in the game falls one short of the school record held jointly by Komlan Lonergan and Rob Hauke. He is now tied with Chuck Dibilio of Nazareth for 20th place all-time in the area with 57 career TDs.

Northampton's jr QB Nick Cook threw for over 200 yards for the fifth time this season with his 233 yards against Central. Cook now has 1,203 yards passing this year and 10 TD passes (1 better than his brother Patrick had last year), but lost the District 11 lead as Jeff Krisiak of PM West threw for 332 yards last week against ES North and now has 1,299 yards (10 shy of his own school record) and 13 TD passes this year. Krisiak's 13 TD passes ties him with Brandon Leap of Pleasant Valley for the district lead and is one behind Jon Manqual's school record of 14 that he set in 2007.

Kyle George of Northampton caught seven more passes for 151 yards and two scores to up his District 11 lead to 693 yards and 7 TD catches. George and Owen Daniel of Williams Valley both have 28 catches and 7 TD catches (1 TD every 4 catches). District leader Nick Sommer of Whitehall has 31 catches and Matt Shelter of PM West has 29. Shelter is tied with Tim Lofton (2003) for the school single season record. George is now second on the all-time list for single season receiving yards at Northampton. Ryan Flamisch still holds the record with 814 yards (1996). George moved ahead of Tommy Rohn (2nd time), Jason Kremus and Billy Haydt.

Nicholas Shafnisky of Whitehall went over 2,000 yards passing for his career and has thrown 20 TDs. Alex Tonnies of Nazareth went over 1,000 yards receiving for his career. There are five quarterbacks with at least 2,000 yards passing in their career within 200 yards of each other on the chart. All five are seniors. QB Patrick Duvigneaud of Jim Thorpe, WR Matt Shelter of PM West and the passing combo of Cook and George were all added to the chart this week.

Week 5 Trivia

Nick Cook of Northampton went over 1,000 yards passing for the season, joining his brother Patrick who threw for 1,424 yards last year. What other brother tandems from the area threw for 1,000 yards in a season?

Answer to week 4 Trivia

What District 11 team has never had a 200 yard rusher in a single game?

Allen high school. Maurice Reichard holds the record with 199 yards in a game in 1999.

District 11 freshman rushing record:

1,663 yards - Jordan Gray (Nazareth 2011)

1,233 yards - James Mungro (East Stroudsburg 1993)

690 yards - Austyn Borre (Pleasant Valley 2012) 5 games

District 11 freshman touchdown record:

22 - Jordan Gray (Nazareth 2011)

17 - James Mungro (East Stroudsburg 1993)

10 - Austyn Borre (Pleasant Valley 2012) 5 games

2012 single game highs

rushing yards

373 Colin McDermott (Central)

289 Shane Simpson (Easton)

246 Austyn Borre (Pleasant Vy)

240 Jordan Gray (Nazareth)

224 Phil Vass (Bangor)

223 (3), 218 (4), 215 (1) Richie Smith (Panther Vy)

216 Nico Petrone (ES South)

200 Mike Racciato (Pen Argyl)

Other District 11

283 Cole Barnhardt (Williams Valley)

280 Blake Bowman (Tri Valley)


7 Richie Smith (Panther Vy)

6 Colin McDermott (Central)

5 Shane Simpson (Easton)

5 Dalton Nunemacher (Tamaqua)

5 Ethan Motsney (N. Schuylkill)

4 Colin McDermott (Central)

4 Austyn Borre (Pleasant Vy)

4 Ra'Von Burton (Catasauqua)

4 Caleb Johnson (No. Lehigh)

4 Phil Vass (Bangor)

Other District 11

5 Cole Barnhardt (Williams Valley)

5 Blake Bowman (Tri Valley)

Passing yards

372, 332 Jeff Krisiak (PM West)

272, 251, 234, 233, 213 Nick Cook (Northampton)

296, 245, 225, 220 Brandon Leap (Pleasant Vy)

252, 228 Zack Bradley (Catasauqua)

243 Parish Simmons (Nazareth)

229, 226 Pat Duvigneaud (Jim Thorpe)

228, 221 Ryan Dailey (Wilson)

217 Noah Miller (Notre Dame)

207 Brian Uliana (Freedom)

206 Travis Edmond (So. Lehigh)

203 Frank Dangello (Northwestern)

Other District 11

258 Chris Palubinsky (Shenandoah Vy)

219 Stephen Sedesse (Williams Vy)

TD passes

5 Jeff Krisiak (Pocono West)

4 Brandon Leap (Pleasant Vy)

4 Doug Erney (Liberty)

4 Zack Bradley (Catasauqua)


11 Khaaliq Lynch (Jim Thorpe)

10 Matt Shelter (PM West)

10 Kyle George (Northampton)

10 Brandon Heimbach (Northampton)

Reception yards

185 Khaaliq Lynch (Jim Thorpe)

164, 151 Kyle George (Northampton)

160 Nick Sommer (Whitehall)

158 Andrew Romeo (Pleasant Vy)

154 Kier Williams (Liberty)

154 Zach Bogoly (Wilson)

153 Anthony Gaetaniello (Nazareth)

Other District 11

159 Owen Daniel (Williams Valley-4)

Area Season Leaders:

Rushing yards:

857 Phil Vass (Bangor)

842 Colin McDermott (Central)

755 Richie Smith (Panther Vy)

District 11 leader: 942 yards Blake Bowman (Tri Valley)


14 Dalton Nunemacher (Tamaqua)

13 Colin McDermott (Central)

13 Richie Smith (Panther Vy)

12 Jordan Gray (Nazareth)

12 Phil Vass (Bangor)

District 11 leader: 17 Blake Bowman (Tri Valley)

Passing yards:

1299 Jeff Krisiak (Pocono West) District 11 leader

1203 Nick Cook (Northampton)

1001 Patrick Duvigneaud (Jim Thorpe)

976 Brandon Leap (Pleasant Valley)

Passing TDs

13 Jeff Krisiak (PoconoWest) District 11 leader

13 Brandon Leap (Pleasant Vy) District 11 leader

10 Nick Cook (Northampton)

10 Patrick Duvigneaud (Jim Thorpe)


31 Nick Sommer (Whitehall) District 11 leader

29 Matt Shelter (Pocono West)

28 Kyle George (Northampton)

27 Kier Williams (Liberty)

Reception yardage

693 Kyle George (Northampton) District 11 leader

492 Nick Sommer (Whitehall)

480 Kier Williams (Liberty)

444 Zach Bogoly (Wilson)